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Kids, your phone could win you a prize

PHOTOS taken on your phone could win you a prize.

Entries are being sought from 14-25 year olds in this region for the Rural Youth Phone Photography Competition, run by Tidespace.

There is a £100 prize for the best images that capture how a young person sees ‘home’ and ‘rural life’.

Entrants have to live in or have previously lived in Dumfries and Galloway and all they need is a camera phone.

A Tidespace spokesperson said: “This is an fantastic opportunity for young people in Dumfries and Galloway to accessibly have their say, using a camera phone, about the positives and the challenges of where they live, and who they share their lives with.

“This competition provides a platform for how young rural people see ‘home’ and for their stories to be seen, recognised and rewarded.”

The photos will be judged by award winning photographers Saskia Coulson, Colin Tenant, Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson.

They all work globally but live in the region and are really looking forward to seeing different and personal perspectives from each young person.

“Have fun, try things out, make an image that shows your own way of seeing by the way you tell your story,” they said.

Offering advice, the judges said they want to see:

n Images that come from seeing and seizing the moment/s or life happening around you – making the most of your camera always being on you, the phone in your pocket!

n Images that tells the viewer a story, about your own personal perspective on life, things that matters to you, the people and places, that make up the identity of what makes home for you.

n Trying different ways and methods of looking to show the story you are trying to tell. Images that have a connections to you and that you’ve hopefully had fun creating.

The competition closes on February 5. For full details and how to enter see www.tidespace.uk and @tidespace on instagram.

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